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13 hurt as car deliberately hits crowd in Melbourne

A car ploughed into a crowd in Australia's second-largest city on Thursday in what police said was a "deliberate act" that left more than a dozen people injured, some of them seriously.


North Korean soldier defects to South via DMZ: Seoul

A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Thursday across the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula, Seoul's defence ministry said.


Lizard, turtle among new species found in Mekong region

A Vietnamese 'crocodile lizard' and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year, researchers said Tuesday.


Tiong honored for contribution in promoting Chinese culture

Tiong Hiew King has been honored with the Glory of Chinese Culture "Person of the Year" 2017 for his outstanding contribution and efforts in promoting Chinese culture.


Philippine storm toll rises to 43 as hopes fade for dozens missing

The death toll from a tropical storm that pummelled the central Philippines rose to 43 with hopes fading for dozens of others still missing after massive landslides, authorities said Tuesday.


Malaysia's GDP to grow 5% next year: ICAEW

Malaysia's gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to remain strong at five per cent in 2018 compared with 5.9 per cent estimated this year, given moderating export growth and tighter credit conditions, said the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).


Zahid calls for solidarity in the defence of Jerusalem

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today urged the people of all communities, political parties and NGOs to set aside their differences and come together in defence of Jerusalem at the large-scale gathering planned for Friday at the Putra Mosque here.


Singapore hands life ban to banker in 1MDB-linked cases

Singapore on Tuesday banned a jailed banker from working in its financial services industry for life over his links to the international money-laundering scandal involving neighbouring Malaysia's state fund 1MDB.


65 journalists, media workers killed globally in 2017

Sixty-five journalists and media workers were killed worldwide in 2017, according to annual figures published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday.


US: N. Korea led huge WannaCry cyberattack

The United States officially accused North Korea late Monday of carrying out the massive WannaCry attack that infected some 300,000 computers in 150 countries earlier this year.


 

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